(Curaçao, 1943) teaches Papiamentu, Spanish and Sport at the comprehensive school Banda Bou in Curaçao. Baromeo writes in Papiamentu. His second novel E Parto (1995) was awarded with the Chapi di Plata of the Fundashon Pierre Lauffer. In this historical novel he describes the birth of a new Curaçao consciousness following the revolt of May 1969. In 1990 his short novel Pal'i Bida was published.
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Seldom was the relationship between The Netherlands and the Antilles so turbulent as now. Just in the year the Dutch Kingdom Charter celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In this charter, the relationship between Holland and its colonies was formalized. The Antillian writers Barche Baromeo (Curaçao) and Lasana M. Sekou (Sint Maarten) have clear opinions on what this relationship should be in the future. They discuss the future of the kingdom with the authorized Antillian minister Maurice Adriaens and his predecessor Carel de Haseth and Vivien Calmez, together with the audience. The debate is led by Ruben Severina. English/Dutch spoken.
What would the Antilles have looked like if the revolution of 1969 had not been surpressed? Barche Baromeo sketches that other future in his novel E Parto. Lasana Sekou from Saint Martin, in his fierce resistance poems, and Carel de Haseth from Curaçao, in a more modest tone, also dream of a new future for their islands.
With: Barche Baromeo, Changa Hickinson, Cynthia Mc Leod, Denise Jannah, Frank Martinus Arion, Gibi Bacilio, Laura Quast, Lupe Reyes, Nelleke Noordervliet, Rayda Jacobs, Roland Colastica, Sitok Srengenge
An evening with readings by writers and poets from South Africa, Suriname, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. With a performance by the Surinamese jazz-singer Denise Jannah, accompanied by local musicians. Jannah sang poems from Suriname, the Antilles and South Africa, accompanied by the Curacaoan guitarist Pierre Dunker and percussionist Ernie Gregorio . The programme was presented by Roland Colastica.
An evening with readings by writers and poets from South Africa, Suriname, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Aruba. With a performance by the Surinamese jazz-singer Denise Jannah, accompanied by local musician Ivan Jansen. Jannah will sing poems from Suiname, the Antilles and South Africa. The programme was presented by Roland Colastica.